Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Founder of the Sisters of Charity
Erected by Seton Shrine Center and Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 41.791′ N, 77° 19.815′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Seton Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the entrance to the National Emergency Training Center, on the southwest corner of Seton Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16840 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of St. Joseph's College (a few steps from this marker); The White House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. John F. Reynolds (approx. St. Joseph's Valley Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daughters of Charity (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Ash Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fallen Firefighters Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); "To Lift a Nation" (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Emmitsburg.
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1. National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Nearly 200 years ago, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton founded the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's, the first new community for religious women to be established in the United States in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Today, visitors are welcome to tour the beautiful grounds of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton where her remains are entombed. (Submitted on July 24, 2008.)
2. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Born Aug. 28, 1774, in New York, she came to Emmitsburg from Baltimore June 24, 1809, occupying stone house on these grounds July 31. The following year, in White House visible from here, she organized nation's first Roman Catholic Parochial School. After her death Jan. 4, 1821, she was buried in "the little wood." (Submitted on July 24, 2008.)
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